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Client Enablement

By using ‘open talent’, companies can have access to the world’s best minds. Many see that need. Few know how to make it happen.

Open Assembly helps enterprises build the networks and systems that will transform their talent strategies.

Blended Workforce Strategies

Our consultants work with business leaders to develop new and dynamic approaches to workforce planning. That allows them to add capability, to create scale without adding headcount, and to move cost from fixed to variable.

External Talent Cloud Models

Platforms offer access to vast new constituencies of workers. We help organizations find and select expert independent talent. This can come from one or a select few platforms. It enables clients to reduce time to revenue and enables scalability and elasticity.

Open Innovation Platforms

Open innovation can exponentially increase the number of solution providers. We help clients build networks of potential collaborators. We co-create challenges and find the right communities from which to source new and novel ideas.

Internal Talent Clouds

Many organizations miss a trick by failing to see what they already have. We help clients catalog enterprise-wide talent and capabilities. We enable internal mobility by using digital tools to matching skills with client demand.

Security, IP protection, and historic internal processes are all barriers to adoption. They cause anxiety. We help companies solve those problems. We do this by creating Centers of Excellence, finding the right digital tools, and sharing best practice.

This gives companies confidence that their blended workforces are secure, vetted, compliant and quality assured.

Open Assembly has conceived, designed and implemented an open talent access model that has become a critical part of how we deliver services.

Akhil Seth, Head of the Open Talent Center of Excellence, UST

How will open talent power your growth?

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Many business leaders see huge potential in adopting open talent. But they lack a roadmap. They need a Sherpa to help them plan their journey.

Open Assembly offers training that gives executives the knowledge and tools they need to bring this mindset into their business.

Our training has its roots in academic work. It has been rigorously tested in the real world of business transformation and growth. It is designed to solve the practical challenges faced by busy leaders who need to make change happen. Training modules include:

Overview of Open Talent for CXOs

Many executives want to know more about the Open Talent Economy. They need a trusted Sherpa. We have a battle scar to share. This training can be tailored to your industry and region.

Executive training: Open Talent and the Networked Organization

This training explores the benefits, opportunities, and hurdles to be overcome when considering an open talent strategy. Business leaders will benefit from hearing how other companies have overcome the barriers.

Practitioner training: How to hire – a step-by-step approach to hiring talent through open talent platforms

Open innovation can exponentially increase the number of solution providers. We help clients build networks of potential collaborators. We co-create challenges and find the right communities from which to source new and novel ideas.

Just wanted to let you know the feedback from today’s session was excellent. First class. Pure gold. One of the best workshops I’ve ever seen!

Laura Gordon, Chair, Vistage International (UK) Ltd

For more information on our training services, contact


Market Intelligence

The platform economy is evolving at speed.

The pandemic gave talent marketplaces a boost and there has been a lot of investor activity. We have built the world’s most comprehensive database of these businesses. Through our consulting work we have worked with many of them. Our intelligence services are relevant to the needs of all participants in the platform economy.


We help enterprise buyers understand the market and evaluate which platforms are best suited to support their open talent strategies.


We work with investors to provide diligence and valuation advice on prospective investments.


We help platforms evaluate the markets they wish to serve.


We offer a mix of primary and secondary research and advisory services tailored to suit individual needs.

To learn more about how we can help you understand the market contact


The future of work is a hot topic. For good reason.
But there’s only a few qualified experts on the subject.

John Winsor

Our experience as thought leaders, network builders, advisors, and consultants, is unparalleled. That experience is valuable to anyone exploring or building in the open talent economy. We have a ton of research and insights to share.

John did a fantastic job setting the stage for our keynote. ‘Avalanches to riding waves’ is a winning track. He delivered it masterfully. John helped make the Topcoder Open a BIG event for our community, customers, and prospects.

Clinton Bonner, VP Marketing, Topcoder

Our executive team, our advisory panel, and members of our community, are the folks best suited to explain the market’s dynamics and opportunities.

Getting to know John has been a true delight. He is a master storyteller who can hold the silent attention of a room. A global thought leader on the gig economy, but most importantly a true gentlemen and kind soul.

Lana Vickridge-Smith, CEO,

Let Open Assembly boost your forthcoming event.


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